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The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard
Stated simply, gold-standard proponents seek a dollar that is widely trusted as a constant measure of value. Nothing more. Nothing less.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.
The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.
We have been hearing from central banks that we were living in a synchronized growth territory. Well, it wasn’t the case.
The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles
Emerging economies should not bet on the Fed to bail them out, but begin to solve their serious imbalances without expecting monetary miracles.
The FedU.S. Economy
In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.
The goal should not be to make quick daily decisions that look like market data — it should be to make correct decisions that are market data.
The FedMoney and Banking
A fall in prices is the manifestation of real wealth expansion. General price inflation, on the other hand, results from monetary pumping.
Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets
The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis.
So, today, we stand near — how near we don’t yet know — the edge of a dangerous financial precipice.